West Indies Cricket – Sobers Lament – Dr Dhanpaul Narine

West Indies Cricket and the Sobers Lament – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Sir Garfield Sobers

We could talk until we turn blue. We could debate all night, and yes, since we are West Indians no one could win us in an argument. When it comes to cricket, we know the stories. As the liquids flow, we could recite the statistics from memory. West Indies beat England in 1950 at Lords, with those ‘pals of mine.’

We know about the exploits of the three ‘W’s, the majesty of Sobers, the swagger of Richards, the improvisation of Kanhai, and the matchless motions of Holding and Marshall. In the 1975 World Cup, when the wickets were tumbling at Lords it was Lloyd and Kanhai that held the side together. We need to remind Stevan Riley that his ‘Fire in Babylon’ shouldn’t only be about ‘black men winning in cricket.’ It should be about all nationalities. There were brown men too and they excelled. Kanhai, Kallicharran and Chanderpaul were once West Indies captains.

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  • guyaneseonline  On December 29, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Alvin Kallicharran recognized in Queen’s New Year’s Honours List….. in the UK

    Guyana and West Indies star batsman Alvin Kallicharran is to be recognized as a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire for services to cricket and charity.

    He was named in Queen Elizabeth’s New Year’s Honours List yesterday. Kallicharran, a Berbician, has lived for many years in the UK.

    https://www.stabroeknews.com/2018/news/guyana/12/29/alvin-kallicharran-recognized-in-queens-new-years-honours-list/

  • walter  On December 30, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    To me, just me, OK, it would seem that the cricketers of today, [other sports?] politicians any many others have a larger love of self, way way over love of country. Maybe the globalist were successful in destroying their minds.

  • dhanpaul narine  On January 1, 2019 at 3:06 am

    Congratulations to Alvin Kallicharran. He played the game well and remains an icon. His award is well deserved.

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